Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole



– 1 (14 oz.) bag, frozen meatballs – 1 (24 oz.) jar, marinara sauce – 1 (16 oz.) box, penne rigate pasta, or similar medium sized pasta – 3 cups water – 1 (8 oz.) bag, shredded mozzarella cheese


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Lightly spray a casserole dish or 9 x 13” pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2

In a large microwave safe bowl, add the frozen meatballs. Using the defrost setting, defrost the meatballs for 5-7 minutes or until completely thawed.

Step 3

To the prepared baking dish or pan, add the uncooked pasta, pasta sauce and water. Using a rubber scraper, stir to combine. Add in the thawed meatballs.

Step 4

Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the casserole at 425 degrees for 35 minutes, stirring the casserole halfway through baking.

Step 5

Remove from oven and top the casserole with the shredded cheese. Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and light golden brown.

Step 6

Let the casserole cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.